ParentSMART awarded Blue Ribbon Affiliate status!

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ParentSMART awarded PAT Blue Ribbon Affiliate status!

We at ParentSMART are proud to announce that we completed the Parents as Teachers National Center Quality Endorsement & Improvement Process and earned the highest designation: Blue Ribbon Affiliate status. Parents as Teachers provides early childhood organizations and professionals with information and tools that are innovative, relevant, and widely applicable across settings to today's parents, families and children. Find out more about our affiliate at

We are extremely proud to have achieved this endorsement and thankful for all of your support as we continue our work together supporting parents in their role as their child’s first teacher and empowering them to support their children to become successful in school as well as in life.



* Message from Parents as Teachers National Center *

On behalf of Parents as Teachers National Center, thank you for all your hard work, and congratulations on earning the Blue Ribbon! Parents as Teachers National Center is very pleased to award Rock Hill School District #3/ParentSmart-Partnership Parents as Teachers with a national Quality Endorsement in recognition of their excellent program operations and services to families.

As a reminder, the Parents as Teachers Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process helps ensure that Parents as Teachers affiliates are achieving fidelity to the Parents as Teachers model and facilitates continuous quality improvement. Parents as Teachers affiliates are required to engage in the Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process in their fourth year of implementation and every five years after that. Parents as Teachers’ rigorous endorsement process demonstrates an affiliate's accountability and credibility to the community, its funders, elected officials, and the partner organizations with which they work. Programs that earn the Quality Endorsement are recognized by Parents as Teachers National Center as exemplary Blue Ribbon Affiliates, delivering high-quality services to children and families.

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